In order to accommodate everyone at the table, she is reframing the entire conversation around our tables by reworking how she prepares dinner itself. "If you start from the dominant way of thinking about cooking in our culture, the meat-centric way, you're immediately substituting or taking things away."
As a Chicago native, she likes to think of the event as Los Angeles' version of a snow day and hopes people take advantage of the freeway closure by staying home, inviting friends and neighbors over for backyard barbecues and discovering what's in walking distance around their own communities.
Their suction cups, camouflaging abilities, and keen mind make these eight legged creatures intimidating to me. I've never eaten octopus, but with the help of readers I hope to overcome any difficulties that might come along the way! (I think...)
A conversation I had with my mom over breakfast made me remember that she would cut hot dogs in the shape of an octopus to make me laugh. That's when it hit me, Octopus should be my next ingredient!
When I brought in my soursop cheesecake to the New Media Department last week, I was worried about what my coworkers would think. We would all be trying the soursop cheesecake together for the first time. What if it was no good?
My search for soursop continuous with a trips to El Camguey and the Wholesale Produce Market.
I've recently discovered a fruit known to my Salvadoran family as guanaba, known in English as soursop and throughout the world by many names. I'm on a quest to learn more about it, find it....and eventually eat it.
An aunt of mine decided to host a family gathering at her house, little did I know that this family gathering would lead me on a culinary quest for guanaba!
As Passover and National Grilled Cheese month come to a close, the question remains: What would a Jewish grilled cheese look like, anyway?
My Mom found this original meat pie recipe in a newspaper, sometime in the early 70's and she decided to try it.
When I was growing up in New York my family would visit our Italian bakery at this time of year and we would see something for sale called Easter Egg Bread.
In my house, Mom would always make it herself.
Great food sometimes comes from a mix of kitchen confidence and creative improvisation.
In East L.A., a burger became a restaurant's famous taco dish.
After a tour in Afghanistan, Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Gallagher had a particular request when he returned to his Camp Pendleton home last November: sausage cheese balls.
When Audrey Kovács launched her cooking blog last summer, she had no idea that it would become so widely read. In fact, The Belly Rules the Mind: 365 Days of Food now has some 8,500 followers on Tumblr, a microblogging website, and is listed at the top of the service's food directory.